Back home, I get a hair cut every month or two. Things change though when you are travelling, and four months into the adventure I was sporting quite the shag. Due to the stifling heat and humidity in the south of India, this shag of mine was becoming quite the bother, so, I figured it…Details
It’s a very important part of planning your trip – creating a budget. Though not everyone does it, I think it’s very helpful in staying on track and helping you travel longer and with ease. Use these 5 categories to put your budget together and get an idea of what you can afford each day…Details
Though sometimes if not most times it was challenging, our time in the little village of Srivilliputtur flew by. Each day was full of challenges and tests, and as each one passed our skin became a little thicker and patience a little thinner. Nevertheless, we had some fantastic experiences and met some great people. In…Details
Alright folks, if you are planning or considering a trip to India – this ones for you. My four weeks in Southern India were some of the toughest, most challenging days I have ever experienced. The dust, the noise, the fact that nothing makes sense – well, it eventually gets to you. Having said that,…Details
If you watch only one video on Backpack with Brock – make it this one. While traveling through Tibet, you must have a guide with you. During my 10 day Tibetan adventure, along with Selma and Esther from the Netherlands, we had a fantastic guide name Sonam. As a way of showing our graditude for…Details
It’s official. I have been backpacking for 7 months now. I feels like yesterday the Friday Five was celebrating 6 months – where does the time go? This week on the Friday Five, it’s the 5 things I am looking forward to most about going home. There’s a lot of things that day by day,…Details
Riding the bus in India is an experience like no other. It’s crowded, it’s hot and it’s loud.
This video is a collection of some our Indian bus riding experiences.
Could you handle it?
It’s part three of the India Diaries and in this episode we are taking a vacation from our little Indian town. Our first weekend trip is to the most southern tip of India, then we head to India’s communist state – Kovalam. Along the way we meet an adorable kid on the bus, ‘chill’ on…Details
Sometimes it fun. Sometimes it difficult. Some would rather fly solo. Others wouldn’t have it any other way. This week on the Friday Five it’s all about traveling with a buddy. Whether it’s your friend, lover, or simply another traveler, these 5 tips might help things run as smooth as possible. Leave your own tips…Details
It was quite a shock to our senses when we arrived in Bangalore, India, but the fun did not stop there. Our next check points would be Madurai & Srivilliputtur, our home for the next month. In this video see some tid bits of our town and see the room that would become our own…Details
You’re out there! Exploring the world! But once you get home, how do you remember it all? You’ll hopefully want to look back on your adventures, so this week on the Friday Five I’m giving you 5 ways to do just that. Whether it’s taking photos, writing in a journal or sending postcards, you’ll be…Details
I have looked forward to my visit to India for quite sometime. A place with so much pizzaz and mystery that I wondered every day what it would be like. Of course, that day finally came where I would be 100% in loud, busy, in your face India! The first stop is Bangalore and boy…Details
Coming to you from Kathmandu, Nepal is the newest foodbyte. Filmed in the spur of the moment over a random dinner with two Nepalese guys I bring you a taste of Nepal.
There are few backpacking nightmares that parallel that of losing you bank and credit cards, and having absolutely no access to money, let alone a few coins in your pocket. To prevent this from happening to you, this week on the Friday Five, I am giving you a 5 ways to ensure you always have…Details